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Light snow, cold temps in the forecast for East Tennessee

Contributed • Jan 12, 2018 at 3:43 PM

Winter weather summary from the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency

CURRENT SITUATION

Wintry precipitation is moving across Tennessee today and gradually transitioning from sleet and ice to all snow.

West Tennesseeans woke this morning to its first round of precipitation in the form of sleet and a second round of precipitation is falling currently as snow. West Tennessee weather forecasters expect from 1” of snow accumulation in the southern part of the region to almost 4” near the Kentucky border.

A Winter Storm Warning is in place for the western part of the Middle Tennessee region with a Winter Weather Advisory in place for counties from Waynesboro, Tenn., through Nashville, Tenn. to the Cumberland Plateau. Middle Tennessee also had a first winter round with a dramatic temperature drop and some icing. Round two this afternoon brings from 1” to 3” of snow, with higher accumulations along the Kentucky border.

A Winter Weather Advisory is also in place on the western edge of East Tennessee with rain today and snow by this evening. East Tennessee weather forecasters expect up to 1” of snow and a light glaze of ice across most of the region with up to 2” of snow accumulations across higher elevations.

To read more go to The Johnson City Press.

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